Liverpool and England international, Raheem Sterling has finally put pen on paper agreeing a new 5 year contact that prolongs his stay at Anfield Club till 2017. It was evident from Brendan Rodger’s appointment in Summer of 2012 that young players like Raheem would get a lot of chances in first team and is it stands, the former QPR youth team product has started 17 out of 18 possible premier league games for Liverpool this season.
The talented winger who recently turned 18 also attracted attention from England boss Roy Hodgson who called the youngster into the squad for their World Cup Qualifier against Ukraine. Though, he ended that match being an unused substitute but he was finally given his debut in a friendly against Sweden where the Swedes ran out 4-2 winners.
Sterling who was snapped up by former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez from QPR in February 2010 for a nominal transfer fee had 18 months left on his current deal. However, his stock has considerably raised with teams like Arsenal and Tottenham waiting in the wings to take advantage from the proactive situation of his contract.
Anfield faithful would now be delighted to hear the news of Sterling signing a long term contract. His solitary goal this term came against Reading in October. Earlier in the season, Spanish Starlet Suso also committed his long term future with the Reds which makes Liverpool an attractive destination for younger players to get more games to announce themselves on the big stage.